What are the best VST Instruments for beginners?
The best place to start is with an instrument you already understand. It could be a synthesizer or style of synth you’re already familiar with, or maybe an instrument that you enjoy the sound of or you know a lot about. There’s a temptation to try out every VSTi you can get your hands on when actually you’ll be more productive if you start with things you know and get the hang of how they work in your DAW before diving into the wider and infinite sonic soundscape of software instruments.
Do you need VST Instruments?
Your computer has the power to be an extraordinary instrument and source of sounds. They can be as real and authentic as you want them to be and they enable us to explore sounds we would never be able to encounter in the real world. They’ve become an integral part of the working studio environment.
What VST Instruments do professionals use?
Professionals use whatever works in their situation at the time. There’s no doubt that you will find some of the best VSTi’s in studios such as Spectrasonics Omnisphere and Xfer Records Serum but everyone has their favourites and you shouldn’t restrict yourself to what everyone else is using.